The new Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation headquarters repurposes a former 1980s warehouse-turned-office-building, transforming it into a modern research laboratory and workplace. While working remotely and using new methods of collaboration, the design team uncovered existing site conditions and integrated the historic character of the building into the new design.
In response to the events that took place mid-2020, CO felt the need to broaden diversity and inclusion initiatives to include justice and equity, creating a CO JEDI Task Force. It can no longer be ignored that racism exists, and CO’s mission is to dismantle systemic racism by taking decisive action and empowering marginalized voices.
Before CO designed a client’s new office space, the design team led the client through a Cultural Change Management process. Programming began with a Visioning Workshop, followed by crew meetings, during which the program and the characteristics of each space in the program were defined with increasing detail. Learn more about the process during the design of the Satellite Design & Prototyping Laboratory.
CO Architects worked closely with this client to transform their space into a functional, integrative and collaborative office environment with work showcased on a “tour route” for the public and their future clients.
Discover the story behind the innovative design concepts and program spaces found in the University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Innovation Building.